Unless you’re a cinephile or live in New York City, odds are you haven’t heard much about the Tribeca Film Festival. Launched back in 2002 by Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal, and real estate investor Craig Hatkoff, Tribeca began, at least in part, to help revitalize the downtown Manhattan community after the devastation of 9/11 terrorist attacks.
While the festival is mostly known for showcasing smaller independents, it has had… Continue reading Tribeca Film Festival Preview 2013: 15 Small Films Featuring 37 Big Stars
Today is the final day of the 2013 South by SouthWest Film Conference and Festival and it comes to a close with the announcement of the audience awards for the 20th annual Austin film fest.
Earlier this week, Destin Daniel Crettons Short Term 12 won the Jury Award for Narrative Feature and it followed that up by also taking the Audience Award in the Narrative Feature category… Continue reading SXSW Film Festival Announces Audience Awards
This past week, I traveled to Utah to cover the Sundance Film Festival for Moviefone. This was my first trip to the annual event, and for the most part, things went very well. Granted, I did make one big mistake in not staying long enough, which means I missed several buzzed-about films, including “Lovelace,” “A.C.O.D.” “Fruitvale” and “Escape From Tomorrow.”
Nevertheless, I still got to see 14 movies in my four-and-a-half… Continue reading Sundance: 14 Films We Saw at the 2013 Film Festival